Justin Prince

Justin Prince joined the FOX 55 Sports team in April 2017 as their Sports Director.

Title: Sports Director
jprince@wfft.com

Justin Prince joined the FOX 55 Sports team in April 2017 as their Sports Director.

A native of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Justin graduated from Elkhorn Area High School and then attended the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Communication with a Media Studies emphasis, while also competing on the University's football team all four years.

Justin's love for sports runs deep. He grew up playing just about anything he could, including football, baseball, basketball, soccer and golf. That love continued to grow as he did, with him eventually focusing on football, basketball and baseball in high school and continuing his football career to college. In his four years at UWSP, Justin started 20 games on the offensive line for the Pointers, including one against Fort Wayne's own University of St. Francis.

It was this passion for sports that led Justin to turn to broadcasting. During college he was a part of his University's student-run TV Station, SPTV Channel 98, and also completed two internships at WISN in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and WAOW in Wausau, Wisconsin.

After college, Justin accepted a position as a News/Sports Reporter with Lakeland Public TV in their bureau office in Brainerd, Minnesota. After nearly 10 months on the job, he took over as the station's Sports Director, moving to Bemidji, Minnesota, where he remained until coming to Fort Wayne. During his time in Minnesota his love for sports grew more than he thought possible, becoming a big hockey fan (he cheers for the Minnesota Wild), and learning to appreciate sports on a whole other level.

In his free time Justin enjoys being active - you'll catch him on the golf course regularly, and he also enjoys playing softball. He also enjoys working out, as well as camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting.

Justin is extremely excited to be joining us and showing the area sports teams’ highlights and tell their stories.

If you have a story idea, please reach out to him by email at jprince@wfft.com.

Recent Posts by Justin Prince

Victor Oladipo to sit out NBA restart

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo will not join the team for the NBA restart in Orlando, Florida.

Matt Boudens back for second season in Summit City

Matt Boudens has reupped with the Komets to come back to the Summit City for a second season.

Caleb Swanigan opts out of NBA season restart

Former Homestead and Purdue big man Caleb Swanigan will not rejoin the Portland Trail Blazers when the NBA resumes its 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida next month.

Carroll, Ball State grad Kyle Mallers inks pro deal in Portugal

Former Carroll and Ball State standout basketball player Kyle Mallers has inked a deal to continue his basketball career professionally in Portugal.

Whitko names new boys, girls basketball coaches

Whitko Athletic Director Julius Mays named Chris Benedict and Justin Jordan his boys and girls basketball coaches, respectively.

2020 Minor League Baseball season canceled

There will be no Minor League Baseball in 2020.

'The Sheriff' Kyle Haas excited to be back with Komets

Kyle Haas said he is excited to come back to the Summit City and the fans that supported him during his first professional season of hockey.

Josh VanMeter excited about MLB season

Norwell grad and Cincinnati Reds infielder/outfielder Josh VanMeter is excited to get the Major League Baseball season rolling.

Fort Wayne Champs withdraw from The Basketball Tournament

After being selected as one of the standby teams for the 2020 The Basketball Tournament after multiple players tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the team.

North Side grad McKinstry included in Dodgers 51 player pool

North Side grad Zach McKinstry is one of the 51 players selected for the Dodgers' initial player pool for their spring training.

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